Expert Review of Nokia Lumia 510 Black
Nokia Lumia 510 comes with the dimensions 4.75mm x 2.56m x 0.45mm and weighs 129 grams. The device is powered by the Windows 7.8 operating system along with the single core 800MHz processor. The device comes with a 5 megapixel camera that allows users to click clear pictures and also shoot videos. Unfortunatly, there is no secondary camera available. The 4 inch screen works with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Apart from the very common features like FM Radio, music & video players, the data connectivity features offered by the device include the Wi-Fi feature, the USB port, GPRS and EDGE facility. The Bluetooth feature allows the user to exchange data with other devices at a quick speed. Powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1,300 mAh power, the user can enjoy all the features of the device without his or her entertainment being cut short in the middle. The device comes with an integration of Facebook and Twitter so that the user can stay connected with his or her friends and families. The internal memory cannot be expanded with the help of a microSD card slot as there is no provision for it, so the user cannot store loads of data which includes songs, games, images and videos. Though you get 7GB of mass storage capacity over SkyDrive. The 256MB of RAM although is not great but is decent enough for the user to access the resources of the system at a reasonable pace.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia Lumia 510 comes with a 4 inch LCD screen that gives a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and works at a pixel density of 233 pixels per inch. The user can interact with the device through the multi touch technology. The screen looks live and sharp with 65 thousand colors that combine in different forms to give wonderful and amazing color combinations. The screen is backed by the light sensor and the proximity sensor. This handset runs on Windows Phone 7.8 operating system that brings access to so many applications and games available at the OVI store. Powered by 800MHz Cortex A5 processor, Nokia Lumia 510 has Aderno 200 GPU that with the help of Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon chipset brings liveliness to every pixel on the display and makes it comes alive and active.
Nokia Lumia 510 comes with loads of multimedia features including the music player and the video player. The user can listen to their favorite radio stations with the help of the FM radio, bu it does not provide support to the built-in recorder, which enables you to record the songs from the radio stations. The RDS feature is also missing from this phone that automatically detects the name of the radio stations to which you are tuned into. The user can listen to their favorite musical tracks with the help of a music player where the music can be heard by through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. This handset provides support to various audio formats, which include MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP and 3G2 that are backed by MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 9 and AAC LC codecs. On the other hand, the video player supports AAC, 3GP, M4A, MP4 and 3G2 formats, which are backed by AMR-NB and AAC LC codecs.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia Lumia 510 comes with a 5 megapixels autofocus camera that enables the user to click pictures with ease and clarity at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. Video can also be recorded with the help of the video recorder while a VGA quality secondary camera is also provided for. You can capture 30 frames per second for recording VGA quality videos. There is no LED flash that let the users to click pictures with absolute brightness even when the natural light is not satisfactory, which shows that there are lots of features that are missing from this phone. The camera offers loads of features including Auto focus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Geo tagging and Scenes where the autofocus feature allows the user to click pictures with complete precision and accuracy.
Nokia Lumia 510 comes with the Wi-Fi facility that makes sure that the user can connect with the web and download videos, games, images and songs. The Internet Explorer browser is pre-installed in the device. The user can also access all the desired web sites like FaceBook and Twitter.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia Lumia 510 comes with an internal memory of 4GB with 256MB of RAM, which is not enough for the user to store loads of data but still you have to adjust as there is no other option left. The user cannot use the microSD card slot that makes sure to further expand the external memory of the device up to a great extent, thus allowing the user to store lots of data including music files, games, images and videos. But with Nokia Lumia 510 you have to save all your data in the phone memory only. So it is better to keep only those files that are necessary for you and the rest files you can store in your PC or Laptop by connecting Nokia Lumia 510 with them through microUSB port.
Applications and Gaming
With Nokia Lumia 510 the user can download more games and apps from the web as and when required. This handset also comes with lots of games and applications that would keep the user entertained and engaged. The camera of this handset has so many features such as Touch Focus, Auto and Manual Exposure, Geo-tagging, Auto and Manual White Balance, Face Recognition, Full Screen View Finder, Center Weighted Auto Exposure and Image Editor that makes the photography experience wonderful.
The additional features that are there in this handset are 3D Graphics HW Accelerator, Flight Mode, Micro SIM, Nokia Drive, MS Office, Notes, Audio Streaming, Firmware Update Device Lock, Device Passcode, PIN Code, Digital Clock, Calculator, Calendar, Alarm Clock, Reminders, To-do List, Audio Recording, Voice Input, etc. and this phone is MMS enabled also.
Nokia Lumia 510 comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1300 mAh that allows the user to work on the device for a substantial amount of time without his or her work being cut out in the middle. The user gets a music play time of 36 hours along with a video recording time of 3.2 hours. As far as the standby time is concerned the user gets 738.6 hours in 2G and 653.2 in 3G network. The user then gets a talk time of 6 hours 15 minutes in 2G and 8 hours 25 minutes in 3G network. The battery is the only area where this droid provides a satisfactory service.
Nokia Lumia 510 comes loaded with lots of data connectivity including the Bluetooth feature that makes sure that the user can connect the device with other devices and exchange data with it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. The Wi-Fi feature lets the user access the web and downloads videos, games, images and songs. The GPRS and EDGE facility makes sure that the user can keep track of the desired location with ease and comfort. The user can also connect the device with computers and laptops through the USB port facility via USB cable. The user can also charge the device through the same procedure.
Nokia Lumia 510 when compared to Samsung Galaxy S III mini has a different operating system with the former being a widows powered by device while the latter featuring the Android Jelly bean operating system. The battery is also better with Samsung Galaxy S III giving a 1500 mAh standard lithium ion battery whereas Nokia Lumia 510 comes with a 1300 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy S III comes powered by the 1GB of RAM, while Nokia Lumia 510 comes backed by only 256MB of RAM. There are many drawbacks of Nokia Lumia 510 when it has to face competition from Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. The major drawback of this Windows Phone is that there is no microSD memory card that helps in increasing the external memory of this droid. With so many drawbacks, this handset is not a tough competitor for any other low range, mid range or high priced smartphones.
The competitors of Nokia Lumia 510 are HTC One S, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Atrix, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 610, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Epic 4G touch, Motorola DEFY, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, HTC Titan, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView, etc. and many more.